Kobe JALT:

Teacher Education: 6 Workshops

Date: Sunday, June 23rd, 2002 Time: 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Speaker: Gerald Williams, Daniel T. Kirk, Judith Johnson, Stuart Ruttan, Paula Corozzi, Jan Visscher, Joshua Kurzweil and Brian Long


  • Curriculum Design: Maintaining standards among teachers (Gerald Williams) The focus of the presentation would be factors in introducing a single syllabus to a variety of teachers. This presentation will draw on the ongoing experience of standardizing the curriculum at a mid to low level private university.
  • Teacher Interaction in a Teacher Development Seminar (Daniel T. Kirk) The objectives of the Yokkaichi Teacher Development Initiative are to help teachers in three development ares: language learning, language teaching and computer literacy.
  • Teacher Education and Kokoro no Kyoiku (Judith Johnson) A type of Moral Education focuses on developing to (a) identify problems and find creative solutions, (b) possess the will to appreciate different cultures, (c) strive for excellence and (d) comprehend unity. These should be integrated into Teacher Education.
  • Reflective and Reflexive Practices for Teacher Development (Stuart Rattan) Reflective practices are presented as both purposeful and specific work-related reflection activities. The notion of reflexivity is presented as a more critical aspect of one's development as a reflective teacher.
  • Observation and Feedback in Teacher Training (Paula Corozzi and Jan Visscher) Both a top-down approach, looking at general principles of language learning and teaching, and a bottom-up approach to achieve optimal implementation of these principles, are employed. In this workshop, the presenters will show excerpts from a video-recored lesson, after which participants take on the parts of teacher and observers!
  • Teaching and Learning Experientially (Joshua Kurzweil and Brian Long) In this workshop, the presenters will explore the relationship between experiential learning and teacher training. Participants will be invited to compare the cycle of experiential learning with other frameworks commonly used in teacher training courses.

Organization: Kobe Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Kobe JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen

Venue: Kobe YMCA 4F LETS (between JR Sannomiya and JR Shin-Kobe)

Location: Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan


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